There's no better place to sample some of the best craft beers in the nation than here on the island during the Maui Brewers Festival--and all for a great cause.
On Saturday, May 19, Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC) and Maui Brewing Co. present this fourth annual festival from 2 to 7 p.m. in the Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater.
Proceeds from this MACC fundraiser benefit the center's arts, educational and free cultural programs for students, seniors and the Maui community.
Maui Brewers Festival
Showcasing the best craft beers made in Hawai'i, California, Oregon, Colorado, Michigan and Delaware, the Maui Brewers Festival will feature 32 breweries that will collectively pour 68 beers.
You'll find crowd-pleasers like Maui Brewing Co., Big Island Brewhaus, Rogue Ales and Bear Republic Brewing Co. Breweries that are new to the event include Avery, The Bruery, Mission Brewery, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Hopworks Urban Brewery and Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales.
You'll receive a commemorative beer glass from which to sample eight 4-ounce pours of beer.
Ask questions of the brewmasters and brewery representatives and meet celebrity beer writer Tom Dalldorf of Celebrator Beer News, the most respected beer journal covering craft beer in the U.S. Share what you learn about craft beer in the Social Media Corner.
Get ready to enjoy a leisurely day of sampling a colorful array of handcrafted beers and microbrews along with all the island grinds and desserts you can eat from local purveyors such as Aloha Events Catering, Famous Dave's, Pa'ia Flatbread Company, Fred's Mexican Cafe, Heavenly Dogs, Maui Brewing Co. Pub, Just Wing It, Mulligan's On The Blue, Outrigger Pizza Company, Rodeo General Store, Star Anise Indian Cuisine and Whole Foods Market.
On the pavilion stage, the entertainment lineup features some of Maui's popular, new bands: GoMega, The Eazy and Alika Nako'oka Band.
There will also be logo merchandise for sale from Crazy Shirts and prize giveaways throughout the day.
General admission is $45 per adult ($55 on event day), which includes brew sampling, a beer glass, food and event parking. The $75 Happy Hour package ($85 on event day) includes general admission, reserved parking, early entry at 2 p.m. for a reception with the brewmasters and a logo gift.
The event is for adults 21 years of age and over.
Call the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW (7469) or visit MauiArts.org.